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  1. Artistic impressions

    Posted Jan 29th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Kevin Kwong Some people just never learn. A fortnight ago, the music director and conductor of the New York Philharmonic Orchestra, Alan Gilbert, took the unusual step of stopping a concert when a phone went off during the quiet finale of Mahler's Sy ...

  2. Every picture tells a story

    Posted Jun 16th 2009, 12:00am by John Millen

    ... Written by John Millen If something exciting happens in the street there is always someone around to film it on their mobile phone. Today, phones are like mini news cameras. If there is a car crash, an accident, or something amusing happens, out come our mobile phones. Who knows, we might just get lucky if what we film is unique and ends up on the evening news. We are all ...

  3. In Brief

    Posted May 04th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Reporter SMS OPERATORS PUNISHED FOR 'WRONGDOINGS' The Ministry of Information Industry investigated and punished 541 short message service (SMS) operators in the mobile ... of charges by telecommunications enterprises a top priority. Staff Reporter ...

  4. Bollywood rings up mobile coffers

    Posted Jul 25th 2005, 12:00am by Shirish Nadkarni

    ... Shirish Nadkarni in Mumbai In the past two weeks, every Indian voyeur who owns a mobile phone capable of downloading MMS messages has been busy downloading a video clip of Bollywood starlet Mallika Sherawat allegedly caught in an explicit sexual escapade with a Caucasian male. The actress has denied her involvement, but there is no doubt that the mobile phone is being used ...

  5. Comics on mobile phones 'next trend'

    Posted Nov 08th 2007, 12:00am by Colleen Lee

    ... Colleen Lee Reading comics on mobile phones is likely to become a trend in the city, say local cartoonists ahead of an international comic conference next weekend. 'In Japan, the turnover of the mobile phone comic reading business had an estimated six-fold increase in the past two years- from around 1 billion yen [HK$68.7 million] in 2005 to about 6 billion yen ...

  6. Mobile phones can be a source of irritation

    Posted Apr 21st 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... New technology allows us to use any type of music or sound as a mobile phone ring tone. But it also causes problems. Cinemas ask audiences to turn off their phones, but some still ring ... happiness on other people's pain. SO SUET-TING SKH Lam Kau Mow Secondary School Thanks for your letter, Suet-ting. Mobile phones are still relatively new to our society and we are still ...

  7. China rings up hits with mobile phones

    Posted May 16th 2006, 12:00am by Stuart Biggs

    ... is PC-based and therefore heavily affected by piracy, but in China it is 95 per cent mobile in the form of ring tones. 'We get excited about the mobile world because there is a billing ... Industry. Leading players like Guangzhou's Rock Mobile and Shenzhen firm A8 are already generating serious revenue despite the market's relative infancy. Rock Mobile has targeted ...

  8. Street-level creativity has a new ring to it

    Posted Oct 15th 2008, 12:00am by David Eimer

    ... David Eimer Owning the latest brand of mobile phone has always been regarded as a sign of elite status on the mainland. But there is an alternative for people who want to stand out from ... in the past year to cater for the mainland's love of mobiles. Shanzhai literally means 'small mountain village'. Over the past year, it has become synonymous with mobiles that take ...

  9. The plot quickens

    Posted Jan 07th 2008, 12:00am by David McNeill

    ... to a Vangelis-like score. Free Run was shot on a camera-equipped mobile phone, as were about 150 other works screened recently at Japan's first Pocket Films Festival in Yokohama. Its brevity can't ... in the new field of pocket movies, supplied several productions that stretched to a full 90 minutes. The idea of shooting, editing and even screening movies on mobile phones may seem odd, but its ...

  10. Prosten pins hopes for sales on 3G launch

    Posted Aug 21st 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Jeff Pao Prosten Technology Holdings, whose search technology helps mobile-phone users search for music to download to handsets, said demand for its business will be boosted by the mainland introduction of third-generation phone networks, expected by the middle of next year at the latest. 'The wider the telecommunication bandwidth, the greater the demand for music search ...




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